Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 268
  • Last Modified:

NT4.0 to 2003 migration question :500 POINTS:

I'm upgrading my network, and right now I've got an NT4.0 PDC - I'm upgrading to a 2003 box.  My question is, can I set the new server up as the domain controller, demote the 4.0 box, and add the 4.0 box back into my domain(we've got some legacy apps, so I need it).  Sound feasible?
0
HubTechnical
Asked:
HubTechnical
1 Solution
 
cnewgaardCommented:
This should get you started

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/nt4/nt4domtoad.mspx

http://www.networkclue.com/os/Windows/server/nt-2003-migration.php

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e92cf6a0-76f0-4e25-8de0-19544062a6e6&displaylang=en

It's not exactly light reading but it will get you to where you want to go with as little pain as possible.  Definitely be prepared for this one.

As long as you can get the NT 4.0 PDC's accounts over to the new AD 2003 domain then demoting the NT 4.0 box shouldn't be an issue.  Also shouldn't be a problem putting the NT 4.0 server back into the domain to run your legacy apps.  Just tread carefully and make sure to have good backups in case something goes wrong along the way.
0

Featured Post

Prep for the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam

December’s Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn ITIL® Foundation best practices for delivering IT services effectively and efficiently.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now